How was school?

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  1. Gina B

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  2. Scarlett O.

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    Wow, and just think of all the multi-thousands of middle school classrooms where that did NOT go on February 26.
     
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    And then think of the (possibly) thousands of incidences of lax and less than serious teaching that went on at homeschooling "classrooms" nationwide that day, or any day for that matter.
     
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    My daughter started public school this year. 8th grade. "It's easy," she said. "A lot easier than homeschool!" and she's getting striaght A's.
     
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    There are crappy and ineffective homeschools, Christian schools, private schools, public schools, and charter schools.

    And there are countless examples of the very same school situations where awesome things are happening and yet NO ONE gets their good news posted on the internet and NO ONE is congratulated, thanked, or encouraged...

    ....yet those same arenas pursue excellence nonetheless.
     
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    It is congratulated, thanked, and encouraged often in the news I read. However, it seems we are reaching a historical low in our schools as behavior among students and teachers reaches a crisis level we have not seen in the past and people need to be highly aware of it. This needs addressed and fixed.
    The number of student-teacher relationships being called out and busted, the inappropriate things happening in classrooms, classroom discipline being made ineffective because of ridiculous policies, creative teaching being stifled, funding being misdirected, non-teachers directing teaching, violence in schools, and just plain old stupidity like what is in this news story, which is about the fourth one of this nature to make headlines this week (how many more did not?) really screams HELP!

    And yes, I think it is a cry to rethink what happens in your child's school. Parents need to check, on a regular basic, what is going on in their child's school. Thus the title. "How was school?" If your child is in public school, ASK THEM. Learn about the school. Know, to the best of your ability, what is going on in the classrooms.

    Yes, there are crummy home schools, but your child is not attending other people's home schools. If they are attending your home school, you already know how it went. If they are attending school outside your home, you need to ask.
     
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    You owe an apology to the homeschooling parents on this board. That's a ridiculous thing to say. As Scarlett said, there are good and bad examples of all types of education.

    However, homeschooling parents are homeschooling parents because of the garbage that passes for education in the public schools in their area. Many public schools are more dedicated to social engineering than the 3 R's. Homeschooling parents are far more serious about teaching their kids than the teachers at the public schools available to them are, or they wouldn't be homeschooling.
     
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    When I recruited for the Army they started allowing home school graduates to enlist (as a secondary Tier - they were not eligible for many incentives). One of our top scoring soldiers that I worked with was home schooled. Then again, many homeschoolers could not even come close to passing the entrance test (to be fair, most high school graduates couldn’t either). So much depends on the parents and students (I’d say even more than the particular homeschool program). Same goes with public schools.

    I’ve found that some are homeschooled for meaningless reasons (e.g., in my area many are overly critical of the public school system and fear for the safety of their child). Many do so for good reasons (e.g., as an attempt to provide a better education; avoiding exposure to anti-Christian teachings…at least while they are home). Some provide an excellent education while others provide no education at all. You cannot stereotype homeschooling (and this goes both ways).
     
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    Yes there are good and bad examples of all types of education, including homeschooling. Agreed?
     
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    I think the problem (or part of the problem) is that with homeschooling you never know what you will get. Home school graduates could be brainless rebels who would never graduate from public school or they could be bright and intelligent young men and women who were not challenged in the public school system. They could be delinquents “kicked out” of the public school system or they could be religiously grounded intellectuals seeking to avoid secularization. I’ve seen the brightest and the dimmest come from the home school “system.” I’ve seen the brightest and the dimmest come from the public education system also…I tend to believe education stems from the home environment whether or not the student is home schooled or receives a public education.
     

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